Going for it!! please check my knowledge

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cookiejen, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade bator is finally set up and I'm almost ready to go for it! I want to confirm what I have learned (or think I have lol) before I go for the gusto.

    Eggs: I can collect for a week and leave on the counter in 55-70 degree. NOT the fridge, correct? I have 7 laying almost daily so if I should only collect for a day or 2 please let me know.

    The settings: I think I'm going to do dry method. It seems to work best from what I have read. So temp should be 100 -100.5 and humidity at 30% until lock down.

    Turning: want to do 2x but 3x is necessary?

    Also, my roo is a amerucana and I got my hen from same store at same time. I'm guessing they are siblings. Should I not hatch them? I did get another EE hen but she is too young. My others that are laying are sex links, barred rock and cuckoo maran.

    Wish me luck and PLEASE let me know if you see any problems with my game plan. Thanks!!
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All sounds good to me. Happy hatching. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Thanks so much for responding. I'm nervous since this is my first time. Hopefully I have it right.
     
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that turning an odd number of times is meant to ensure that the yolk doesn't wind up in the same location. Maybe this isn't proven to make a difference. If it does, maybe go for 3x?
     
  5. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    Sounds like your ready to me.....good luck!!! [​IMG] Keep us updated!!! It's so exciting!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got A Green Light My Way Good Luck!!!!!
     
  7. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point chemguy. I think I will try for 3 times a day for my first hatch. I will keep everyone updated. I can't wait to see what chicks I end up with!! And just to confirm my EE roo breeding with my brown layers will only produce brown. correct?
     

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